Animal Physiology: From Genes to Organisms

Animal Physiology: From Genes to Organisms

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Promoting a conceptual understanding and taking an integrative systems approach, ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY 2E illustrates the individual organization as well as the collective interdependence of each complete physiological system. The text begins with chapters on integrative principles and on the genomic, molecular, and cellular basis of physiology, then proceeds to chapters on individual organ systems. For each organ system, evolutionary forces as well as current cellular and molecular research are discussed. To clearly illustrate system interdependence, each systems chapter contains a summary, titled Making Connections. To make the text even more accessible to students, the authors also incorporate a comparative approach to animal physiology, examining the basic physiology of many vertebrate and nonvertebrate animals as well as their primary diseases and ability to respond to environmental changes. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.Arteries and veins are both large vessels that allow for fast blood flow. But in other regards, ... In Chapter 1, we noted the lethal positive-feedback events of congestive heart failure: A weak mammalian heart results in a drop in blood pressure.

Title:Animal Physiology: From Genes to Organisms
Author:Lauralee Sherwood, Hillar Klandorf, Paul Yancey
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2012-01-01


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